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, what the new law will mean for you and why the victims of superstorm sandy feel left in the lurch. out of the hospital. late word tonight that hillary clinton has been released from the hospital. >>> constant craving. is one of the most popular ingredients in the american diet making us overeat. tonight, what scientists are able to see for the first time. >>> and making a difference. rebuilding a great american city with a simple bowl of soup and a lot of good ideas. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >> good evening, i'm kate snow in tonight for brian. after weeks of negotiations and last-minute hold-ups over the fiscal cliff, congress late last night finally passed an agreement on taxes and spending. in a moment, we'll tell you what that legislation means for every american. but it's what the house did not do last night that caused an uproar today. lawmakers left before considering a bill to help victims of superstorm sandy, and that had republicans from hard-hit states taking aim at leaders of
of superstorm sandy? >> absolutely not. i haven't heard of any organized effort. i heard some of my colleagues on the republican side say they'd like to give a lot less than the $60.4 billion. but we thought we had the votes that would pass the amendment to make it a $60.4 billion bill. >> thank you. appreciate your time. >> thank you. >>> up next, hillary clinton's expected to make a full recovery after doctors discovered a blood clot near her brain. the same might not be true of her harshest critics who accused her of faking illness to avoid testifying about benghazi. that's ahead. this is "hardball," the place for politics. i called the car myself. i'll give you a lift, sir. who are you again? daniels, sir. accounts. who's this? this is daniels. key player over in accounts. ♪ daniels. director of accounts. [ male announcer ] the all-new nissan sentra. [ daniels ] good luck in there! c'mon, daniels. you're vp of accounts aren't you? [ male announcer ] it makes a powerful first impression. it's our most innovative sentra ever. nissan. innovation that excites. ♪ innovation that excites. it
they're going approve a superstorm sandy package of relief. why wouldn't they? and to have this delay go off the clock is a further wounding of the party. >> it is. and like you just said, michael, it's self-inflicted. i think everybody bipartisanwise would say this is going to happen. why are we delaying it? let's get it done. you've heard the rhetoric back and forth of the senate bill coming over here. and i think the -- what we have in place here in the house, we're actually going to clean that up. make it disaster related. take all the pork, take those senate earmarks out of there. make it a clean bill and do what it's intended to do. help the people. my constituents. the residents of new jersey, new york. that's what the job is and putting this off is only going to hurt us in the long run. michael, i know you know the delaware region well. the jersey shore is a billion dollar industry. if that's not close to up and running when it comes spring and summertime, that's going to take a hit. >> let me ask a question about your governor. soon chris christie will stand for re-election.
it was the superstorm sandy. specifically, when we had the little bear hug where christie, game changer for the election, where christie went and embraced obama. that was a big deal. he was the main people surrogate for romney campaigning in the election for him to validate and say hey, this guy is doing a great job. didn't help days before the election. >> eric: big story. sandy. christie. two big stories. >> kimberly: yes. >> eric: juan, what about you, sir? actually i don't think there is any -- >> juan: i don't think there is any question. the big story of the year was the election. the big story here is the change in the way technology, media treats an election. i remember the debate. the first debate. won by romney. the way i was looking at it. obama is not doing bad. not doing great but basically you got to knock out the champ to beat him. it didn't see a knock-out. all my friends like sean hannity, i sit next two on twitter and they're scoring the debate minute by minute, everything going on in social media. in that case, romney was the winner. that's true with fundraising. each campaign raised
of the year. >> kimberly: i thought it was the superstorm sandy. specifically, when we had the little bear hug where christie, game changer for the election, where christie went and embraced obama. that was a big deal. he was the main people surrogate for romney campaigning in the election for him to validate and say hey, this guy is doing a great job. didn't help days before the election. >> eric: big story. sandy. christie. two big stories. >> kimberly: yes. >> eric: juan, what about you, sir? actually i don't think there is any -- >> juan: i don't think there is any question. the big story of the year was the election. the big story here is the change in the way technology, media treats an election. i remember the debate. the first debate. won by romney. the way i was looking at it. obama is not doing bad. not doing great but basically you got to knock out the champ to beat him. it didn't see a knock-out. all my friends like sean hannity, i sit next two on twitter and they're scoring the debate minute by minute, everything going on in social media. in that case, romney was the winner. that'
, kick it off. your big story of the year. >> kimberly: i thought it was the superstorm sandy. specifically, when we had the little bear hug where christie, game changer for the election, where christie went and embraced obama. that was a big deal. he was the main people surrogate for romney campaigning in the election for him to validate and say hey, this guy is doing a great job. didn't help days before the election. >> eric: big story. sandy. christie. two big stories. >> kimberly: yes. >> eric: juan, what about you, sir? actually i don't think there is any -- >> juan: i don't think there is any question. the big story of the year was the election. the big story here is the change in the way technology, media treats an election. i remember the debate. the first debate. won by romney. the way i was looking at it. obama is not doing bad. not doing great but basically you got to knock out the champ to beat him. it didn't see a knock-out. all my friends like sean hannity, i sit next two on twitter and they're scoring the debate minute by minute, everything going on in social me
stories of 2012, superstorm sandy. long island, new york city and nerming new jersey all braced for the -- and new jersey braced for the storm, but nobody could have predicted sandy's immense devastation. and new information on the head injury of secretary of state hillary clinton. what she is battling. coming up, what her health crisis could mean for her political future. >>> welcome back. 2012 was a brutal year for weather in the u.s. mother natured tested in every conceivable way. janice dean takes a look now at the wild weather year that was 2012. >> 2012 has more than its fair share of wild weather. whether it was destructive, deadly or just plain hot, extreme weather affected americans in every part of the country. after a mild winter for most, spring roared in with tornadoes. twisters tore through several states wiping out communities and killing several people. a devastating ef4 tornado with winds up to 200 miles per hour hit the midwest. henryville and maryville completely obliterated. heartbreaking stories of families ripped apart like this tragic case of angel babcock
to which he's referring, that could be a failure to vote on a relief package for superstorm sandy. the vote was abruptly pulled back by speaker boehner last night delaying the bill until the 113th congress which convenes tomorrow. gop leadership apparently determined the house shouldn't even try for $60.4 billion in new spending on a night it added $4 trillion to the deficit. and congressman king is not the only one outraged that politics took precedence over people. >> republicans in congress brought this house to a new low last night. >> we're all hit hard enough with the recession. on top of that now we have to deal with the anxiety and the failure of congress to act. >> talk to the people. look into their eyes. understand their needs. come walk with me, mr. speaker. >> this is time to stop debating and take the gloves off. jersey style. >> and speaking of jersey style, governor chris christie came out swinging this afternoon. >> shame on you. shame on congress. on a political chess board of internal palace intrigue politics, our people were played last night as a pawn. and that's why pe
the costliest natural disaster in u.s. history. and number one. super storm sandy. >> this historic superstorm made landfall over the most populated areas of the united states. wind damage, power outages, storm surges, inland flooding, even snowstorms are threatening the lives and homes of people from virginia to massachusetts. >> i've never seen devastation like this in my life. >> the surf here getting much more violent. >> curfew is under way right now. you are not to be on the streets. >> they're keeping an eye on the possibility of flooding. >> superstorm sandy has crippled the nation's biggest transit system. >> talking about flooding, possible power outages that could last for days. >> people just need to be self aware. >> the storm killed at least 113 people in the u.s. and caused tens of billions of dollars in damage. total repairs will take decades. chad myers, cnn. >>> next, the most intriguing people of 2012 as voted on by you. but first, remembering some of those we lost this past year. ♪ but bounty basic can handle them. in this lab demo, bounty basic is stronger than the leadi
for their slow response from superstorm sandy and getting power turned back on for those residents who were in the dark and the cold for a couple of weeks. our plans changed a little bit last night. we decided to spend the night in clarks summit because the road conditions deteriorated and we didn't want to go farther north. the borough president told me their snow totals were down last year and they were able to stockpile some of the salt from the roadways last year and that's what they're using for this storm. council president says they're happy this first snowstorm of the season hasn't been a major blizzard for them. >> we're on a good track this year and, you know, the weather, you take what you get. and, we're going to make lemonade out of it i guess. >> reporter: and for holiday travelers trying to make it home this weather has really thrown a wrench into their plans. a jetliner in pittsburgh actually got trapped somehow in the snow on the tarmac. as far as cancellations go, there were 1600 of them yesterday. more than 500 already today. and the airports in newark, new jersey, and al
for areas hit by superstorm sandy. the bill heads to the house where the prospect for passing are no sure thing. moll y what's the holdup? the price tag. some house republicans say it's too steep and not offset by spending cuts. one south carolina republican congressman says he and others want to help the people hurt by sandy but lawmakers need to figure out where the money's going to come from. >> it's not paid for. i know that's a difficult conversation to have but it's a necessary conversation. if we can't come together and figure out a way to stop spending someplace else to pay for this, do we ever hope to balance or budget? >> the governors of new york, new jersey and connecticut are pressing for their states to get the money question. writing the question to every member of the house is if this storm devastated your incidentcy, would you say the house has done enough? we urge your support for this aid. the house is not schedule today vote on this legislation. >> the people are suffering, so what's likely to happen now, molly? >> it's always possible the sandy bill could be attached
superstorm sandy. neighborhoods along the northeast swept away, millions without power and damages as high as $50 billion, raising lots of questions about u.s. infrastructure and whether we should be spending some money to fix it. >> number five, china. is china slowing or is china leading the world? we do know that china will be the biggest economy in the world by 2020, for sure by 2030. >> china. >> china. >> china. >> china. >> china. >> china also getting more than a few mentions during the presidential campaign, probably because it's pretty clear that china is both a competitor and a partner. >> number four, europe. the european union was fractured by too much debt and the austerity plans to fix it. that saga is far from over. number three, the housing market. finally, finally bottomed out. the combination of low home prices and continued record low mortgage rates set off a building and buying spree. well-healed investors began buying entire neighborhoods, but first-time buyers were also able to get a home of their own for the first time in years. as long as they had a hefty down paym
on the superstorm sandy aid bill. some republican lawmakers say ' portion of the multi-billion dollar legislation actually goes to the victims and they believe the rest is filled with pork. they say it's unrelated spending, including items like 150 million dollars in funding for alaskan fisheries, that's not slowed down the latest attacks on the g.o.p. listen. >> everybody played by the rules, except tonight when the rug was pulled out from under us, absolutely inexcusable. indefensible, we have a moral obligation to hold this vote. >> mr. speaker, we cannot turn our backs on our citizens who need us. >> i have to go home and tell them their new years gift is that they're going to wait even longer, even longer for something they should have had over a month ago. >> ithis is an absolute disgrace and the speaker should hang his head in shame for not allowing this to come up. >> megyn: shannon bream is live in washington. that was democrats and republicans bashing the republican leadership for not allowing a vote on this bill, but they say they have a good reason for not doing so. tell us more. >> t
. >> reporter: nine weeks after superstorm sandy, 76-year-old frank gisi relays on the red cross for meals. just this week, he was able to return to his home on staten island. >> water was coming through the walls, through the brick. >> reporter: gisi shows us photos of his house that needs to be gutted. and while he's happy to be back home, he's furious with house republicans for refusing to vote on the $60 billion aid package to help sandy victims. if you were on capitol hill today, what would you say to lawmakers? >> you stink. all of you stink. you have no compassion, and you got -- you don't have blood in your veins, you got ice cubes. >> reporter: while gissi has returned home, many people on his block hasn't because of the extensive damage, and he worries about whether they'll come back. >> i cried for two weeks when i lost this house. if i could cry again, i'd cry again. i have no use for them in washington. i have friends on the block here that lost more than me. and they're living in shelters. >> reporter: this area of staten island was so hard hit, president obama visited newdorf beac
then it becomes intervention. >> the water has just now breached over the sand dunes. >> hurricane sandy a superstorm meteorologists are calling a once in a lifetime occurrence. the whole coast is devastated. >> the number of ambulances to move these children is remarkable. >> and lost homes in many forms-- ♪ ♪ >> andrew breitbart died this morning, he was 43. he was a publisher, an activist and a commentator, but that says almost nothing about this force of nature. he was a big kid who treated his opponents like humans. it was never about people, it was always, always about principles. . >> the u.s. has just evacuated all personnel from benghazi to tripoli. >> this was something that was a concerted effort, well organizationed, heavily armed. >> you have the american president, the secretary of state and everybody else in the administration saying loudly that it was because of the video. >> what happened initially was, it was a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired in cairo, as a consequence of the video. >> they threw the libyan president under the bus, he came out and
on an age package for superstorm sandy victims. new york and new jersey representatives were expecting a vote before the term ends tomorrow but republican leaders ended the session prompting outraeupbl from both>> everybode rules except tonight when the rug was played out from under us. indefensible. we have a moral obligation to hold this vote. >> mr. speaker, we cannot turn our backs on our citizens who need us. >> i have to go home and tell them their new year's gift is they're going to wait even longer -- even longer -- for something they should have had over a month ago. >> this is an absolute disgrace, and the speaker should hang his head in shame for not allowing this to come up. >>juliet: i guess the images and the stories weren't enough for these people. all you have to do is show up in one of these neighborhoods to see how important this vote was. that's just my. the senate passed a $06 billion aid package friday to help parts of new york and new jersey rebuild from the storm. >>> parents and children in newtown, connecticut, are bracing for another difficult day. the student
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